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Boy Name: Swain

Name: Swain
Pronunciation: \s-wain\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: boy, lad; one who herds swine
Origin: Norse
Sounds Like: Swayn, Shawn, Shaun, Seann, Sean, Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayn, Shaine, Swen, Swayne, Zain
Similar Names: Dwain, Owain, Twain
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1029

Description

Swain \s-wain\ as a boy's name is a variant of Sven (Old Norse) and Swaine (Old English), and the meaning of Swain is "boy, lad; one who herds swine".

The baby name Swain sounds like Swayn, Shawn, Shaun, Seann, Sean, Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayn, Shaine, Swen, Swayne and Zain. Other similar baby names are Dwain, Owain and Twain.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Swain.

Popularity

Swain is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1029 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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